swoopjones (4226) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at blue monk. Orange amber pour. Malt heavy, somewhat fruity, touch of earthy, very light peat. Nice alt
boxofrane (1184) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brew pub. Pours clear copper with a small white head. The aroma Is very malty with mostly caramel, maybe a light smoke. The taste is lightly sweet and lightly malty as well. There is a slight hopliness. This is good but sticke and double sticke set a crazy expectation for the style.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the source. Clear golden color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma pf biscuity hay. Taste is similar.
pilgrimoutlaw (488) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Victory Brew Pub. Pours clear copper with two finger white head. Spruce, pepper, lemon, grass. Moderately bitter. A little salty. Somewhat acidic. Not bad.
Tmoney99 (8780) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured hazy brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex toasted balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate toasted complex flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of average duration. Good drinkable brew.
b3shine (2234) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent brownish-orange with off-white head. Smells and tastes of dough and malt. Average on the palate. Not my style.
DrSilverworm (2707) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a mostly clear darker shade of orange, with a big, dense foamy cream-colored head, leaves good lace. Nose has some good earthy hops, chocolate malts, rich dark fruit characteristics. Light body. Smooth, light carbonation. Clean finish. Description is spot-on, it is impressing how easy to drink and refreshing this is, yet it still has a great flavor. Altbier has been a confusing style for me so far, because most of the ones I’ve tried have been imperial versions, and each one tastes drastically different. This, I think, is an example of the style that makes sense, finally. Good chocolate, nutty flavors, light earth, little herbal. Light bitter / sweet taste. Good stuff, a really unique experience.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on tap pours a light amber with a white head. Aromas of yeast some grass and pine. Flavor is bitter snd body is light. Finishes bitter
EithCubes (4198) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from JC’s in WD. Darkish amber body with a rocky, lacing beige head. Nose is hoppy with light caramel, taste quite bitter and a little rubbery on the yeast side, thinnish caramel malt in the light body, a little toffee/cracker and big, big earth but no real sign of alcohol. A winner in spite of its slights.
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a semi murky lighter brown color with an off white head. Aroma was caramel, grass, some toasted malt, and some biscut notes. Flavor was suprisingly bitter for most altbiers, but completely balanced with the doughy biscuty malt. Pleasant experience and a great example for the style.